Chance is a sweetheart. He is 4 years old, gelding. The people who I bought him from rescued him from someone who didn't take very good care of him. (as you can tell). The people I bought him from had him for about a 1 month and put 100 lbs on him, they say. He's put on about 300 lbs since I've bought him. We're learning trust. He's bonded w/ me and right now I'm the only one who can ride him. He has came a long way. When I first brought him home, he wouldn't even look at me. He would turn his rump to me if I got too close, not to kick but out of fear. He will only get better & better.
Now, Charlie here is the one doing the rearing. He's 9 years old and has a very stubborn disposition. He's a people horse and has a comical personality. He's the one that doesn't know how to do the one rein stop.
I think so. He has a special place in my heart. He still needs work though & I still need to be educated on training. He has a very submissive disposition. He gets spooked easily, but he has a very sweet personality. When I got him in the round pen, he does as I ask just about everytime. He's learning how to trust and I'm learning how to train him. He was fearful of strangers, but he's getting better in that area too. My mother in law came to visit and walked out in the field to see my daughter on Charlie. Chance walked up to her & smelled of her as she was standing by the roundpen. That is really out of character for him. He used to ignore us and go about his business. Now, if I'm outside of the roundpen watching my daughter work Charlie, most of the time, Chance is standing beside me watching too.
To look at his pictures during the first week I brought him home, makes me sick. How in the world could someone not take care of their animals? Or mistreat them in anyway?
Dogs have a special place in my heart too, especially American Pit Bull Terriers. I have 2 in my home and have been around this breed for awhile. I never knew how inhumane humans could be until I got involved with this breed. That's another story...
Missi - I think some of the best moments are the small, suttle things a horse chooses to do. I think Chance choosing to stand near you at the round pen in one of them. (Why wouldn't he!! ) I got my horse when I was very young and had no idea how to ride. I was oblivious. Yes, the road was long and sometimes hard (very hand), but the bond we have now is worth every second of it. I think you and Chance, if all goes well, will have a wonderful bond due to new learning and much understanding. I can only recommend patients and the will to learn ... and also the ability to understand the precious little horse you have can at times be a precious little devil. :roll:
And yes, I confess, if anything, my horses are always on the fat side. And pit bulls! I think they are beautiful. I love bulky breeds.
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